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Vintage Yellow Plastic Tupperware Measuring Cups Lead Safe Mama 3

Stop using your vintage Tupperware NOW. These measuring cups are positive for 2,103 ppm Lead + 250 ppm Arsenic.

To share this post on Facebook, click here (also please read the comment threads here and on Facebook, they are very entertaining!) Introduction: Tamara Rubin is a independent advocate for consumer goods safety and she is also a mother of Lead-poisoned children. She began testing consumer goods for toxicants in 2009 and was the parent-advocate […]

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Anchor Glass One-Cup Measuring Cup: 32,500 ppm Lead (in exterior markings).

Anchor Glass One-Cup Measuring Cup, c. 2006 When tested with an XRF instrument the red painted markings on the exterior of this glass Anchor Hocking brand one-cup measuring cup (purchased new around 2006) had the following readings: Lead (Pb): 32,500 ppm Cadmium (Cd): Non-Detect/ND [Negative] To see more Anchor-brand products that I have tested, Click Here. […]

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Pyrex Glass 100th Anniversary Measuring Cup (2013): Positive for 54 ppm Cadmium in the Dark Blue Exterior Markings.

2013 “100th Anniversary” Pyrex glass measuring cup with dark blue painted markings. When tested with an XRF instrument this cup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): ND/Non-Detect (Negative) Cadmium (Cd):  54 +/- 8 ppm Cadmium is a known possible carcinogen and, regardless of regulatory standards and “allowable limits”, does not belong in our cookware. To […]

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#LeadFree: Williams Sonoma Stainless Measuring Cup

Williams Sonoma Stainless Steel Measuring Cup:  Lead Free!, SS #304 Modern stainless marked and sold as stainless steel (manufactured today or recently) should all be lead free. Hello!  These are some of the results of our recent testing parties.  I will be updating each of these posts with more details very soon.  Thank you everyone […]

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Lead-Free Measuring Cup Choices

My friends, followers and readers have been asking me for this one for a while, so here’s a dedicated post with a few choices for measuring cups that are similar to those in my home or are similar to ones I recommend based on testing I have done for others. Important Note: Many of the […]

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Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup: Positive for 326 ppm Cadmium in the Red Exterior Writing

When tested with an XRF instrument this glass Pyrex measuring cup had the following readings: Lead (Pb): Non-Detect/ND [Negative] Cadmium (Cd): 326 ppm [in the red writing on the outside of the glass.] Sorry – I don’t have any more information about the model number or year of manufacture on this one! Cadmium is a […]

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Pyrex® Glass Measuring Cup (c. 1994): Positive for 6,253 ppm Lead in the red outside markings.

20+ year old Pyrex® measuring cup. Purchased new c. 1994 When tested with an XRF instrument the red markings on the outside of this cup were positive for Lead at the following level: Lead (Pb): 6,253 ppm For reference, the amount of lead that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by […]

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Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup (c. 2004): Positive for 31,300 ppm Lead in the Red Exterior Writing.

Pyrex Glass Measuring Cup. Purchased new circa 2004. When tested with an XRF instrument the exterior red writing on this measuring cup was positive for Lead (Pb) at the following level: 31,300 ppm For context: the amount of Lead (Pb) that is considered toxic in an item intended to be used by children is anything 90 ppm […]

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Tamara’s Recipes: Lead-Safe Hot Cocoa!

For the holidays, today I am going to share my first recipe with you (more will come!) – for hot cocoa!  We’ll call it “Lead-Safe Hot Cocoa” for fun, because the choices I have made specifically keep any potential lead contamination to a minimum [cocoa/chocolate being generally one of the more commonly lead-tainted food items!] […]

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